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We Built a Drop-in Kitchen Cabinet

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It's been a while, but we are working on the kitchen again. This is what our cabinets look like now. I really love them and my honey did a fine job at modifying them to fit our needs. Visit our blog for more details.
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We had one more cabinet to build just to the right of our stove. Its the one above with no door.....the door is coming soon!
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This is what we moved in to. The cabinets were in pretty good shape, but oh so stuck in the 80's! See how we used to have a stove top and a separate oven? That's the reason for all these cabinet modifications that my honey has done.
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One blank space to fill just to the right of our new stove. I miss that counter top space more than I knew!
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After the base and sides were all put together, he checked for fit. It fits.....perfectly!
  • we built a drop in kitchen cabinet, closet, diy, how to, kitchen cabinets, kitchen design, woodworking projects
Next we "puckied" the holes and got everything ready for sanding. Another way we saved a bit of money is as you can see above, there is no right hand side wall. That's because the pantry wall will act as the cabinet wall too. Money saved!
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Here she is with her new hardware on and the nice finishing touches of stain and sealer. Ready for a door now!
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Excuse the mess, but do you see the unfinished cabinet to the right? That's going to be our pantry. Its going to be so nice to have all the storage room this space offers.
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***NOTE: I added this picture and details because I had so many questions about the paint color.
The base paint is Behr Premium Plus Ultra in Creamy Mushroom from Home Depot. The glaze is called Asphaltium 98278 by Valspar from Lowes. I sealed everything withe the Valspar Clear Protector also found at Lowes.

To see more: http://ourcloverhouse.blogspot.com/2014/05/building-drop-in-kitchen-cabinet.html

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  • Lynne
    Lynne Detroit, MI
    on May 25, 2014

    i like paint on the cabinets...i need a small cabinet about nine inches between the stove and the wall i priced them and they are high..i really love your idea of building one, thanks for the idea, and your kitchen is coming a long great

  • Andrea Fogleman
    Andrea Fogleman Ashland, OH
    on May 26, 2014

    Looks awesome!

  • Clover House, DeeDee
    Clover House, DeeDee Decatur, TX
    on May 26, 2014

    Thanks so much @Lynne and @Andrea Fogleman !!

  • Donna Byram
    Donna Byram Greenbrier, AR
    on May 26, 2014

    Amazing transformation! Anxious to see the pantry when you finish!

  • Robin H
    Robin H Caspian, MI
    on May 26, 2014

    What did you use for stain? I love the gray/weathered look and want something similar for my kitchen. Was considering using old fashioned an old fashioned/diy "white wash" recipe (hydrated lime, salt and water in specific ratios) but I'm not sure yet. Would love to know what you used . . .

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